Ethiopia Report Blames Jet Crash Mostly On Boeing Software
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March 10, 2020 - by The Associated Press for apnews.com
Ethiopian investigators are mostly blaming Boeing for last year's crash of a 737 Max jet shortly after takeoff, saying in an interim report Monday that there were design failures and inadequate training for pilots.
The update from Ethiopia Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau a day before the anniversary of the crash pointed to the role of a new flight-control system that Boeing installed on the 737 Max and which repeatedly pushed the nose of the plane down.
WHAT WE KNOW
The flight control system, called MCAS, for Maneuvering Charcteristics Augmentation System, defeated the pilots' efforts to control the plane.
When it triggered for the fourth and final time, the pilots fought back on...